Highlands Journals

Scaly Mountain

A January 2001 trip to Highlands by willow

Quote: Were it not for the breathtaking mountain scenery our day trip to Highlands would have been for naught. A chilling wind and below freezing temperatures had prompted most merchants to close for the day. The town its self is picturesque.

Scaly Mountain

Overview

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Highlights of Highlands include novelty-gift shops, restaurants, a furniture factory outlet. Nearby activities include snow tubing, skiing and hiking.

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You will need a car.
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Snow tubing has fast become the favorite winter sport for young and old. Tubing is a lot safer than skiing yet still gives you that downhill thrill of speed across the snow. Playing in the snow is a novelty for those of us born in the Deep South. We threw snowballs and rolled in the stuff like juveniles. The cold soon drove us to the warmth of the van and a thermos of hot coffee.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Tubing Scaly Mountain
seven miles from Highlands
Highlands, North Carolina

Glen Falls

Attraction

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The falls are located off a dirt road and viewable only by hiking. Glen Falls is composed of a series of three waterfalls each on the east fork of Overflow Creek. The falls each drop approximately 60 feet. The scenic views are beautiful. The torrential stream was frothy with white water and chunks of ice during our January visit. One of the advantages of this trail is the opportunity to turn back the trail after viewing the first and second waterfalls.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Glen Falls
3 miles south of Highlands on 106S
Highlands, North Carolina

Bryson's Foods

Attraction

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Bryson's was our stop to shop for groceries and snacks. We bought fresh salad fixings, lean steaks and bakery goods for meals at our chalet. We saved money and ate healthy. Careful meal planning virtually eliminated waste. An added bonus was that we were able to stick to our diet regime without agonizing over menu choices.

Bryson's, is a locally owned and well kept grocery, offering a good but not overwhelming choice of brands. Incidentally we were pleased to see so many small individually owned businesses in the area. At first we missed the fast food and retail chains, but by week's end were truly appreciative of the intimacy and special attention these small businesses offer.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Bryson's Foods
103 Highlands View Road
Highlands, North Carolina 28741
(828) 526-3775

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This curvy mountain drive offers spectacular scenery. During winter months the trees are leafless and a panoramic view await your pleasure with each curve. One of the most beautiful vistas in the Smoky's is a place called Blue Valley and blue it is. Unfortunately, some mogul has built a home on the brink of the overlook. The home is spectacular but blocks the view from passing motorists.

We watched children on sleds on one snowy hillside. They seemed impervious to the cold as anxious parents huddled for warmth beneath the cedars.

Southern Furniture

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This furniture showroom features the very best of North Carolina furniture. We visited with the intent of browsing for ideas of an upcoming redecorating project. The showroom is so well stocked with a wide variety of styles; we left more undecided than ever. Unfortunately, now that we are home, it is the bizarre and mundane styles that we remember rather than the serviceable pieces that suit our home.

The furniture prices are 20-50% less than local retailers. The floor salesman was helpful and offered that purchasers from out of state are exempt from sales tax. A savings which greatly off-sets the shipping costs.

About the Writer

willow

willow
Nicholls, Georgia